Just do the math people. For example the city portion of my real estate tax bill is $166.00. Prop 2 states that you will see a 17% reduction in this. 17% of $166.00 is $28.22. So my real estate tax would drop $28.22. To equal that amount of savings I would have to spend $11,300. .0025 (which is one quarter of one cent) x 11300 = $28.25.
Keep in mind that this is only figuring real estate taxes. The reduction also applies to personal property which includes auto.
When you run the numbers it is pretty clear. Most will see a reduction in overall taxes. Who cares if you support the fire dept or the city but lets lower our set taxes and let everyone who shops in the city pay for the services.
These comments sure do sound like they have a lot of county influence. I would rather, as a resident of the city, pay a sales tax to support better training and equipment for our fire dept. They have been saying for years that they need money for equipment and training but the council have denied it. Their entire dept training budget is 7k. Almost half of their services are performed for people that are not city residents. And lets face it if you or your family has an emergency in the city odds are the fire dept will be there well before the county ambulance service. The fire department responds from 5 strategically placed stations and the county ambulance service responds from one location that is far from strategically placed.
Who really cares. Nobody watches it. If the city can save some money do it. The counsel meeting are online for viewing. Or if you are that interested you could actually attend.
I think they are referring to the fact that the city almost doubles during the 8-5 workweek. A lot of people travel from the surrounding areas for better employment sought here in JC.
Probably because we have multiple rivers, lots of low lying areas that are susceptible to flash flooding, and a few companies that rely on operations near the river like the sand plant and the water company.
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